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In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.

In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.
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United States

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In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.

Twitter:

@capehartj

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English

Contact:

315-576-5043


Episodes

‘Hardball’ anchor Chris Matthews on what today’s politicians can learn from Bobby Kennedy

11/21/2017
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Chris Matthews of MSNBC's 'Hardball' talks about writing his eighth book, 'Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit,' and Bobby Kennedy's role in the Civil Rights Era and his family's politics.

Duration: 00:33:09


Russia, the Clinton campaign and Chardonnay: Donna Brazile unloads

11/14/2017
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Donna Brazile discusses her contentious relationship with the Clinton campaign, the impact of the Russian hack on the DNC and why she wrote her controversial book about it in the first place. This interview contains some adult language.

Duration: 00:52:34


Maya MacGuineas explains the difference between tax reform and tax cuts

11/7/2017
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Congress is debating a tax bill. Maya MacGuineas, the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, breaks down the complicated tax reform debate and explains why popular deductions might actually hurt our nation's fiscal health.

Duration: 00:29:17


Declaring opioids a public health emergency won't solve the crisis. Here's what will.

10/31/2017
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In Trump's declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency he forgot to focus on how it would be funded. Dr. Susan Blumenthal talks about where the money might come from and how we got here in the first place.

Duration: 00:30:41


There’s a ‘poisonous dynamic among white people’ over who’s to blame for racism

10/24/2017
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To further his understanding of the political motivations of the white working-class, Jonathan talks to Joan Williams, author of 'White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America', about how the economy, family and race all play a role.

Duration: 00:36:01


Roberta Kaplan on fighting white supremacists in the U.S.

10/17/2017
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In August, white supremacists and Neo-Nazis released terror on the people of Charlottesville, VA. The people are fighting back with a lawsuit helmed by Roberta Kaplan, the woman who successfully argued the case that hastened marriage equality in the U.S.

Duration: 00:23:40


Stacey Abrams on running to be Georgia's first black female governor

10/10/2017
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Stacey Abrams resigned as the minority leader of the Georgia Statehouse to run for governor in 2018, and she has a message that the Democratic party and the electorate need to hear.

Duration: 00:26:45


Trita Parsi explains why pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran would be harmful

9/26/2017
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After Trump called the Iran nuclear deal an embarrassment, Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, explains who actually negotiated the deal and what it would mean if Trump pulled the United States out of the deal.

Duration: 00:36:07


Howard Dean on young voters: ‘These people are not Democrats’

9/12/2017
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As Hillary Clinton hits the talk show circuit to talk about the 2016 presidential election, Jonathan turns to Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, to talk about the party’s future and that of the Republican Party.

Duration: 00:22:31


Shai Akabas explains the debt ceiling in plain English

9/5/2017
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Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it.

Duration: 00:24:51


Dr. Carla Hayden on being the first female African-American librarian of Congress

8/29/2017
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Dr. Carla Hayden, the first female African-American librarian of Congress tells Jonathan why she's more of a museum director than a librarian. Plus, she brings out some of the library's most interesting items.

Duration: 00:27:40


Outtakes from a year of 'Cape Up' (including one conversation that went off the rails)

8/22/2017
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'Cape Up' is having its first anniversary and in honor of the big day, Jonathan and Carol Alderman, the show's producer, bring you some of their favorite outtakes.

Duration: 00:16:44


Vanita Gupta on the unabashed display of white supremacy in Charlottesville

8/15/2017
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Given the events of Charlottesville, you need to hear from Vanita Gupta, former head of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department under President Obama and President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Duration: 00:19:36


Why Steve Bannon isn't going anywhere

8/8/2017
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Steve Bannon is a problematic personality in the White House and constantly rumored to be about to lose his job. But Josh Green, author of “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the White House,” says Bannon is here to stay.

Duration: 00:38:14


R. Eric Thomas is the escape from politics that you need right now

8/1/2017
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The man who gave us the phrase "Auntie Maxine" has Jonathan completely shook. R. Eric Thomas discusses Emmanuel Macron, Barack Obama and who in the Trump administration he’d like to meet.

Duration: 00:32:46


Kamala Harris gets tough on the Russia probe (and ignores the mansplainers)

7/25/2017
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Senator Kamala Harris talks about ignoring mansplaining in the Senate, her disdain for the Attorney General and her love for a man she met on a blind date.

Duration: 00:28:52


Cornell Belcher on the new swing voter

7/18/2017
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Cornell Belcher talks about who the new swing voter is and what the Democratic Party needs to do to win them over.

Duration: 00:30:04


Sherrilyn Ifill exposes the absurdity of Trump’s election integrity commission

7/11/2017
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Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, discusses the election integrity commission, the ins and outs of voter suppression efforts in Texas and around the country, their down ballot implications and the omnipresent spectre of race in all of it.

Duration: 00:34:54

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